internet slowdown

prad prad at
Wed Jun 18 05:07:14 UTC 2008

On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 08:23:32 -0400
Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:

> Is the console responsive when this happens?
when it bogs it takes ages to even ssh into the server.

> It doesn't sound like a
> CPU issue to me -- ICMP messages are low enough CPU overhead that the
> system would have to be pretty badly bogged for CPU starvation to
> cause problems.
agreed - otherwise why would the cpu be idle.

> What do your network traffic graphs show during the slowdowns?
> Perhaps some sort of network flood occurring?
we are looking at flow-tools unless you have any other suggestions.

there has been no problems for 2+ days, but we are going to follow
through on this anyways and be prepared.

thank you for your ideas bill and i'll let you know if we learn

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